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FAO Delivers 1st Batch of Technical Assistance to Battle Desert Locusts

FAO Delivers 1st Batch of Technical Assistance to Battle Desert LocustsFAO Delivers 1st Batch of Technical Assistance to Battle Desert Locusts

The Food and Agriculture Organization has delivered the first batch of its technical assistance to Iran’s Plant Protection Organization to help the country battle the invasion of desert locusts, FAO’s Iran Office has announced in a press release.
The batch includes 25 Ultra Low Volume sprayers worth around $125,000, Mehr News Agency reported.
FAO signed a $500,000 Emergency Technical Cooperation Program (TCP) project with PPO affiliated with the Agriculture Ministry on March 19 to enhance the country’s technical capacity for early warning, monitoring and management of desert locust.

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